外文标题：India to walk BRICS tightrope on Japan
NEW DELHI: India will be walking a diplomatic minefield at the forthcoming BRICS summit in Ufa, Russia. This year being the 70th anniversary of World War II, both China and Russia are keen to include a reference to the war and the victory over forces of fascism, imperialism and colonialism in the declaration.
This will put India in a bit of a quandary. While India was not an independent nation during the war, Indians fought on the side of the allies. That would put India on the side of China and Russia. But it's not so simple. A strongly worded reference to the opposing side would be a particularly damning one for Japan, which was on the losing side.
At this point in time, neither China nor Russia would have any qualms in slamming Japan for its historical crimes, with China taking a special interest in it.
However, Japan shares warm ties with India and is one of its closest international partners at present.
Unlike other Asian nations, India is almost unique in that it has virtually no pre-war history with Japan (except for Subhash Chandra Bose). In the present day, India is also one of the few countries to support Japan's journey to become a "normal" nation.
It will need all of India's diplomatic effectiveness to soften the blow to Japan. China-Japan and Japan-Russia relations are currently at a low point, so it's uncertain what India would be able to accomplish.
Ravindra Sharma (Patna)
Japan is ASIAN hero and india must support Japan .
Hemant () 35 mins ago
The Japanese may have committed the crimes in Ww.Those who suffered the trauma cannot be expressed in words. The world is on their side. But Japanese are the only one and perhaps the only one who suffered the agony, casualties of Nuclear bomb. Is it not sufficient for them. Besides these acts were committed by people who are no more in this world. The present generation has nothing to do with those acts. You cannot hang a son of acts created by his father or family. IT IS THE HIGH TIME TO MOVE AND LOOK FORWARD FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE. AND LET me tell you that we Indians suffered more than any body in this world for the acts committed by colonial and other powers for more than many centuries. And that partition of India was the biggest genocide, acts of brutality, ever... experienced by humanity in the history of Mankind. But we have left over from that dark part of history. We started afresh without any hate,jealousy and feeling to act or revenge. Nothing can be attained but only feelings of heart burn, hate,and depression. My view is that we should start afresh from these experiences and make this world a more better and happier place. This is the only respect and penance we can give for those who have suffered. BEWARE ANY ACT OF BRUTALITY CRIME, RAPE,CORRUPTION, ETC IS THE ACT AGAINST HUMANITY AND NOT THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED. MY true respect and love is there for anybody who have suffered.
WE are talking about Japan ...If we think rationally we would find that the Atrocities by Britz in India were equally bad...Times have changed..70 years and World equations have changed from Bipolar World now we have reached a situation where Multilateral engagements have already been on a rise...Soo All have to their own call
Ash () 41 mins ago
India can abstain from such an event
Japan is not what it was -- The war happened so many ears ago and many generations have passed -- Japan is a good friend of India and thats all to it -